An Autumn walk along the Camino de Santiago is a truly magical experience.
To put one foot in front of the other, with a gentle breeze keeping you cool as you stroll through ancient woods, stepping on freshly fallen rust and amber coloured leaves. Inhaling the fresh invigorating air as you witness the change of the season and the change in the colours of nature.
We’ve chosen our three favourite routes for Autumn walks this time of year. Each with something special to offer during the autumn season, be it the picturesque ripening of nature, local festivals or quietening accommodations we’re convinced you’ll find your bliss on either of these three routes.
Camino Frances during September we recommend you chose the first section (St. Jean to Pamplona) as during the last months of summer to early Autumn the scenery on the way down through the Pyrenees is particularly colourful with some bright reds, oranges, rusts and plenty to indulge and enjoy besides, the last leg Sarria to Santiago can be very busy and over-crowded and sometimes your first choice accommodation may be fully booked.
Camino Portugues (The Portuguese Way) is an amazing journey that crosses some of the most beautiful parts of north Portugal and South Galicia or you could take the Coastal Way with its’ breath-taking scenery, which runs from Porto to Santiago.
Camino Primitivo (The Original Way) boasts some of the most impressive landscape of the Camino. Starting your walking from either Oviedo or Lugo every day you will be guaranteed awe-inspiring views, comfortable accommodation and delicious food.
Something to Consider
September can be busy with many other pilgrims so October can sometimes be a better choice. Flights may also be cheaper in October which is always a welcome bonus. Regular flights into Santiago from the UK and Ireland usually run right up to Halloween.
If you need some guidance choosing which Autumn walk on the Camino to choose this September/October we here at Follow the Camino are here to help. Simply fill out the form and one of our team will be in touch to advise you on the various options and help you book a trip that will make you forget the summer is over!
To determine if this time of year is a good fit for you, check out the Camino Weather Map. helps pilgrims plan their trip with regards to the weather. While many people ask us what the weather is like in September although we are in May, we have used statistics in a visual way.
You can see a map of the main Camino routes leading to Santiago de Compostela. Whether you walk the Camino, cycle the Camino or even simply by curiosity, you can browse each month of the year and see 10 years temperature averages, rainy days and sunny days. Keep in mind we can still not forecast the weather on the Camino but try to give you the best description on how it will be.